R E B U I L D I N G M I T I K ‘ S H O M E
All 14 acres of the New York Aquarium (NYA) were under water during Hurricane Sandy.
As the flood waters rose, the NYA staff worked tirelessly to care for our animals, including our newest member, Mitik, the orphaned walrus calf. He weathered the storm without incident.
If you’d like to help rebuild Mit’s home, the NYA, go to newyorkaquarium.com for details.
I hope my photos of Mit will keep him in your hearts and minds.
Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
M A R T H A & M I T
Photographing zoo and aquarium news is one of the great things about my job. New arrivals are at the top of that list.
Meet Martha and Mit (short for Mitik), a 242-pound bouncing baby boy.
Mit is a Pacific walrus calf that was rescued about five months ago off the coast of Alaska. Martha Hiatt, a member of the animal care staff at the New York Aquarium (NYA,) flew to Alaska to bring him to his new home at NYA. She is part of his team that gives round-the-clock care.
I met up with both of them when he arrived just in time for his bottle (and it’s a big one!)
Photo credits: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS